offering free COVID-19 tests the week of February 8, 2021. Seventeen FREE+FAST+SAFE testing sites across Houston are on the schedule for the week.
Houston Health Department
The Houston Health Department will offer drive-thru testing at two surge sites affiliated with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star
Drive, and Houston Community College - North Forest, 6010 Little York Rd., will offer nasal self-swab tests.
The sites will open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are available at
and on-site registration is also available. Each site has a daily capacity of 1,250 tests.
The department also offers free drive-thru testing via
self-nasal swab at the Aramco Services Company, 9009 W. Loop South. The mega testing site will open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The site has a daily capacity of 250 tests. People
wanting to get tested at the Aramco site can call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220.
The department will offer testing at three community sites that don't require appointments. Each has a daily capacity of 250 tests:
Acres Home Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., drive thru, self-nasal swab,
Henington-Alief Regional Library, 7979 S. Kirkwood Rd., Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., drive thru
and walk up, self-nasal swab, and
Park Place Regional Library, 8145 Park Place Blvd., Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., drive thru, self-nasal swab.
The department will also provide drive thru, self-nasal swab testing
at the METRO Addicks Park & Ride, 14230 Katy Freeway, and the Multicultural Center, 951 Tristar Drive, city of Webster. Appointments are available by calling the department's Call Center.
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Houston Astros offer self-oral swab tests daily at Minute Maid Park (Lot C), 2208 Preston. The testing site’s capacity is 1,200 tests per day.
The site features eight drive-thru
testing lanes and four walk-up testing lanes. It will open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Spanish-speaking staff is available on-site.
to set an appointment or obtain more information. On-site registration is also available.
TDEM and the department will also operate drive-thru sites
offering tests Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:
HCC - Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive, self-mouth swab tests, and
HCC - South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd., nasal swab tests by healthcare professionals.
TDEM and the department offer drive thru, nasal-swab tests administered by healthcare professionals at LeRoy Crump Stadium, 12321 Alief Clodine Rd. The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The health department is providing test kits, lab access and equipment to local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19
testing capacity. The centers and phone numbers people can call to set up testing appointments are:
HOPE Clinic, 713-773-0803
Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565
El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880
360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027
Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 346-348-1200, and
Scarsdale Family Health Center, 281-824-1480.
FQHC patients pay what they can afford, based on income and family size,
and are not denied services due to inability to pay or lack of insurance.
The department and its agency partners may shift locations and schedules of test sites to better meet community needs. Houstonians can visit
for current Houston testing sites and information about stopping the spread of the virus.